Washington might have gotten throttled 40-13 in the Apple Cup between Washington State and Washington, but Huskies’ receiver Rome Odunze made one of the best catches of the college football season.
Watch below as Odunze rotates his body in mid-air to pull in an epic one-handed snag from quarterback Sam Huard.
The 16-yard touchdown catch cut the Washington State lead to 30-13 with less than 12 minutes remaining in the game.
The picture of Odunze’s catch is already up on Washington’s Twitter page.
What an unreal grab by Odunze.
He’s a freshman out of Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas. Bishop Gorman has one of the most prestigious high school football programs in America.
The Gaels were National Champions in 2014, 2015 and 2016. They’ve also won the Nevada state title an amazing 17 times in their program’s history.
According to the On3 Consensus rankings, Odunze was rated as a four-star prospect coming out of high school. He was rated as the 193rd overall prospect in America and the second best prospect in the state of Nevada in the 2020 recruiting cycle.
He was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in Nevada as a senior. During his highly decorated high school career, he hauled in 121 catches for 2,699 receiving yards, while bringing in 31 touchdowns.
The future is bright for Odunze at Washington
Odunze has been making plays for Washington all season long and hauled in this touchdown catch against Colorado.
It never feels good to get throttled by your in-state rival but Washington fans can feel good about Odunze bringing in just about any catch that comes his way in the future.
This year, he hauled in over 40 catches for more than 400 receiving yards and four touchdown catches for Washington.